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These are the easiest cookies ever and so good. Very fast to make and they look nice, to bring in to work, or as gift, or to have around at a Christmas party. And you probably already have everything you need for it.
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp Vanilla (*)
Mix well then stir in
1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
Form into 24 evenly sized balls, roll in powdered sugar.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, dust with remaining powdered sugar.
* So many things you could do here instead - I've tried 1 tsp vanilla + 1 tsp ground cloves (good but maybe wanted more cloves?). I also want to try some with either switching out some of the vanilla with amaretto liqueur and/or using ground almonds in place of at least a portion of the flour (haven't tried this), then garnish with an almond before baking and maybe hold off on the dusting of powdered sugar or go light on it. Someone today suggested that lemon juice could make an interesting cookie following this basic recipe. Or, you know, anything else you can think of I guess.